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Bob Filner, a Democrat, is US Congressional representative for California’s 51st district – areas such as the Imperial County and southern regions of San Diego County. Filner taught history at San Diego State University and then served as President of the San Diego Board of Education, as well as the San Diego City Council. He was elected representative in 2007, and serves on the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Pension Reform: Filner opposed Prop B leading up to the primary election and until a few weeks after. Instead, he said the pension shortfall can be fixed by refinancing the current pension debt at a lower interest rate and reducing the annual payment over the next few years. Then, in July, he no longer touted the plan, saying he would work to implement Prop B, even though he doesn't believe it will save the city money.

Infrastructure: Filner publicly announced his plan to pay for city transportation and infrastructure projects using federal funding.

Education: Filner has released a multi-step plan for education reform that would better coordinate city services for children with the district's services.

Construction projects: Filner has floated the idea of public ownership of the Chargers to help pay for a new football stadium.

Job Creation: Filner's major idea for growing the local job economy is to turn San Diego's port into a "Global Maritime Center," and invest in more renewable energy projects.

Allred, Goldsmith Discuss Filner Exit Strategy

Attorney Gloria Allred and San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith visit NBC 7's Politically Speaking with... Watch »

Aug 16, 2013

Rally, Petitions Signal Filner Recall Kick-Off

Rally, Petitions Signal Filner Recall Kick-Off

The effort to recall San Diego mayor Bob Filner kicked off on Sunday, one day before he is slated to... Read »

Aug 19, 2013

Gloria Allred Speaks at 'Freedom From Filner' Rally

Famed attorney Gloria Allred spoke out against embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner during a rally to kick... Watch »

Aug 18, 2013

Bob Filner Recall Campaign Officially Begins

The effort to recall embattled Mayor Bob Filner officially kicked into high gear on Sunday with several... View »

Aug 18, 2013

Filner Recall Leader Speaks at Rally

Rancho Santa Fe businessman John Cox -- one of the leaders behind the campaign to recall Mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Aug 18, 2013

Locals Ready for Filner Recall Rally

As the effort to recall Mayor Bob Filner kicks into high gear, recall supporters will take to the streets... Watch »

Aug 17, 2013

SD Fact Check: Recall Signatures Requirement

With the official start of the recall of Mayor Bob Filner just days away, organizers will have to collect... Watch »

Aug 16, 2013

Filner's 'Extreme Recklessness' May Lead to Demise

Filner's 'Extreme Recklessness' May Lead to Demise

After weeks of asking and then demanding that Mayor Bob Filner resign, San Diego’s city leaders are... Read »

Aug 17, 2013

Allred, Goldsmith Weigh in on Filner

Allred, Goldsmith Weigh in on Filner

The women's rights crusader's who's providing much of the momentum toward efforts to oust Mayor Bob Filner... Read »

Aug 16, 2013

Allred, Goldsmith Weigh In On Filner's Conduct

Famed attorney Gloria Allred and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith speak with NBC 7's Gene Cubbison about... Watch »

Aug 16, 2013

Allred Questions Filner Therapy, Doc's Note

Allred Questions Filner Therapy, Doc's Note

The note claimed Filner could not be questioned under oath because he was under the care of an intensive... Read »

Aug 16, 2013

Recall Effort Faces Uphill Battle

Recall Effort Faces Uphill Battle

Effort to recall Mayor Bob Filner faces uphill battle, lacks funding source. Read »

Aug 16, 2013

Great-Grandma Claims Mayor Told Her "I Can Go 8 Hours"

Great-Grandma Claims Mayor Told Her "I Can Go 8 Hours"

A great-grandmother claims San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kissed her on her lips, repeatedly asked her out and... Read »

Aug 16, 2013

San Diego City Attorney Targets Filner Over Misuse of Funds

San Diego City Attorney Targets Filner Over Misuse of Funds

New information from the San Diego City Attorney's office suggests it may not take a recall to remove... Read »

Aug 15, 2013

Another Filner Accuser to go Public

Another woman is expected to come forward with claims of sexual harassment at the hands of embattled Mayor... Watch »

Aug 15, 2013

New Complaint Filed Against Filner

New Complaint Filed Against Filner

A third employment complaint was filed against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner this week. Read »

Aug 15, 2013

Anti-Filner Signs Placed Outside Strip Club

Anti-Filner Signs Placed Outside Strip Club

Judging by some signs placed on the windows of a strip club in San Diego, embattled Mayor Bob Filner is... Read »

Aug 15, 2013

New Complaint Lodged Against Filner

A new complaint lodged against Mayor Bob Filner this time, at the state level. Watch »

Aug 15, 2013

Who Is Running the Recall?

Who Is Running the Recall?

A self-described lawyer, accountant, businessman and reformer, Cox is helping finance the recall effort. Read »

Aug 14, 2013

Mayor Filner Recall Campaign Co-Chair Steps Down

Mayor Filner Recall Campaign Co-Chair Steps Down

Several key players in this recall effort say communication is lacking. Read »

Aug 14, 2013

Hooters Won't Serve San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

Hooters Won't Serve San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

San Diego Hooters have placed signs in their restaurants saying Mayor Bob Filner will not be served in... Read »

Aug 14, 2013

Mayor Still Thinks He Can Lead City: Chief of Staff

Mayor Still Thinks He Can Lead City: Chief of Staff

His chief of staff recalls how she advised the mayor he could no longer yell and scream to achieve his... Read »

Aug 14, 2013

Lions Club Sends Low-income Kids to Camp

Lions Club Sends Low-income Kids to Camp

The Boys and Girls Foundation, founded by the Lions Club of San Diego, provided 119 low-income and special... Read »

Aug 13, 2013

Is Legal Endgame Available to Filner?

Is Legal Endgame Available to Filner?

San Diego's "mayor under fire" has just issued a defiant response to the campaign to recall him... Read »

Aug 13, 2013

Why I Changed The Locks: Chief of Staff

Mayor Bob Filner's Chief of Staff explains why she made the decision to change the locks at the mayor's... Watch »

Aug 13, 2013

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